Making the Commitment to be a Conscious Consumer

  According to a Nielsen’s Global survey, 46 percent of global consumers agreed they would be willing to pay more for goods and services from companies...

How to Deal with Anxiety Over Finances

If the financial news has your blood pressure up, you may be suffering from financial anxiety. Anxiety is part of nature’s “fight or flight”...

A Former Airline Worker Who Once Was Financially Stable, Now Finds herself In a...

Josephine Wiles Warner’s cozy town house in Herndon, Va., is filled with the laughter of her four children—children she brought into her home when...

Salary.com Survey says a Stay-at-Home Mom’s Yearly Pay Should Be $113,568

Stay-at-home moms cook, clean, drive and manage the household for free, but if they were paid wages for these tasks their yearly salary would...

Suzanne Shank Is the First Black Woman to Lead a Publicly Traded Financial Institution,...

Less than four months after becoming perhaps the first African American woman to head a publicly traded financial services institution, Suzanne Shank continues to...

Higher-Income Americans Are Being the Hardest Hit by Tax Changes

Higher-income Americans and some legally married same-sex couples are likely to feel the biggest hits from tax law changes when they file their federal...

In Business, Always Have a Cash Cushion

Founded in 2002, Jimmy Beans Wool became profitable by the following year. But the early success came at a price, says Laura Zander, founder and co-owner...

Why Income Inequality Will Kill the American Workforce

Five years into Obama’s presidency, both parties still don’t understand how to get America working again. At the beginning of 2013, wealthier Americans saw their...

5 Questions to Ask About Money Before Getting Married

You know this one: Struggles, arguments and disagreements about finances are among the most common reasons couples break up. If you are a saver...

Making Rational Decisions About Investing

This year's Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to three economists, two of whom hold opposite views of the stock market. One, Eugene Fama, believes the...

The Problem With Having Enough but Being Greedy for More

THREE recent stories got me thinking about a concept that is central to money, wealth and ultimately contentment but that is overlooked this time...

The IRS Is Launching ‘Free File’ Today

The Internal Revenue Service reports that Free File, the IRS’ online tax preparation and e-filing program, will launch this Friday at IRS.gov/freefile. This service is made...

Will Tax Refunds be Threatened Because of Target’s Data Breach?

Identity theft is getting worse, and some say the recent breach at Target could be just the beginning of a surge in credit card...

‘Three Sistas in the Kitchen’ in Michigan Share Their Recipe for Success

Three Sistas in the Kitchen is the restaurant family built and the community demanded. Zinta Aistars has the story. Someone is singing in the kitchen....

10 Financial Lessons from Older Americans

Karl Pillemer is a gerontologist and a self-described person who "goes directly to the self-help aisle in the megabookstore." He combined these two passions...

Does the Crisis Surrounding U.S. Retirement Have a ‘Racial Component’?

More than three-fifths of Black working-age households – 62 percent – have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study by...

LISTEN: Michelle Singletary Explains the ‘Financial Fast’

Washington Post financial columnist Michelle Singletary talks with the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the ins and outs of a 21-day financial fast. Source: Black America Web

Why the Welfare of Children Should Be the #1 Priority of All Americans in...

Your Take: Five ways every American can get involved in improving the outcome for a child. In a recent conversation about declining student performance, a frustrated...

Young People, Please Stop Trying to ‘Keep Up With The Joneses’

Do you truly know if you are doing ok financially? Well, according to a new survey conducted in October 2013, if you’re a millennial,...

Does Money Change the Way Some People Think and Behave?

The term "affluenza" -- a portmanteau of affluence and influenza, defined as a "painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste, resulting from...